Jacqueline E. Darroch, Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute. She has been involved with the Guttmacher Institute since 1978. As Interim President in 2003 and senior vice president from 1996 to 2004, she provided leadership in the direction of the organization’s policy-focused research and public education on sexual and reproductive health. She oversaw developments and opportunities in the areas of research, theory and methodology, health care delivery and financing, public opinion and behavior, and local, state, federal and international policies and programs. In addition, she worked to obtain funding from private foundations, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Population Affairs. Dr. Darroch held the positions of director of research (1978-1988), vice president for research (1988-2002) and vice president for science (2002-2004).
Dr. Darroch also served as associate director for reproductive health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2004 to 2006. She is the author or coauthor of more than 100 articles and publications on sexual behavior, fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, teenage pregnancy and abortion.
Read more about Dr. Darroch in this May 2013 profile by The Lancet.